AVX Corporation manufactures and supplies a line of passive electronic components, interconnect devices, and related products. The company’s segments include Passive Components, Kyocera Electronic Devices (KED Resale), and Interconnect. Passive Components This segment consists primarily of surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, RF thick and thin film components, surface mount and leaded tantalum capacitors, surface mount and leaded film capacitors, ceramic and film power capacitors, super capacitors, EMI filters (bolt in and surface mount), thick and thin film packages of multiple passive integrated components, varistors, thermistors, inductors, and resistive products. KED Resale This segment consists primarily of ceramic capacitors, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, RF modules, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors produced by Kyocera Corporation and resold by the company. Interconnect This segment consists primarily of AVX Interconnect automotive, telecom, and memory connectors manufactured by the company. Strategy The company’s strategic advantages include creating technology leadership; providing a broad product line; maintaining the lowest cost, highest quality manufacturing organization; and globally its marketing. Products The company offers a line of passive components designed to provide its customers with one-stop shopping for all of their passive component needs. Passive components do not require power to operate. These components adjust and regulate voltage and current, store energy, and filter frequencies. Passive Components The company manufactures and resells a line of multi-layered ceramic and solid tantalum capacitors in many different sizes and configurations. It also added passive component manufacturing capacity with the 2013 acquisition of the Tantalum Components division of Nichicon Corporation (Asia Tantalum). The company also offers a line of advanced passive component products to fill the special needs of its customers. Its family of passive components also includes film capacitors, high energy/voltage power capacitors, and varistors. Its advanced products engineers work with some customers’ in-house technical staffs to design and manufacture customized products to meet the specifications of particular applications. KED Resale The company has a non-exclusive license to distribute and sell certain Kyocera Corporation manufactured electronic component and connector products to certain customers and in certain territories outside of Japan. Its distribution and sale of certain Kyocera products broadens its range of products and further facilitates its ability to offer one-stop shopping for its customers' electronic components needs. The Kyocera KDP and KCD electronic components the company sells include ceramic capacitors, RF modules, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, actuators, and acoustic devices. Resale product sales also include connectors manufactured by Kyocera. Interconnect The company manufactures and resells electronic connectors and interconnects systems for use in various industries. Its product lines include various connectors, as well as products designed specifically for its customers' applications. It produces fine pitch connectors used in portable devices, such as smart phones, other cell phones, notebook computers, tablets, GPS, and other hand held devices. In addition, the company offers specialty connectors designed to address customer specific applications across a range of products and end markets, including the expanding LED and LCD markets. Marketing, Sales, and Distribution The company’s products are marketed worldwide by its own dedicated direct sales personnel that serve its major original equipment manufacturer and electronic manufacturing service providers customers. The company also has a network of independent electronic component distributors and independent manufacturers’ representatives who sell its products worldwide. It serves multi-national independent electronic component distributors. It markets its products through its own direct sales force and independent manufacturers' representatives, based upon market characteristics and demands. The company sells its products to customers in a range of industries, such as telecommunications, information technology hardware, automotive electronics, medical devices and instrumentation, industrial instrumentation, transportation, energy harvesting, defense and aerospace electronic systems, and consumer electronics. Competition The company’s major competitors for passive electronic components include Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd.; TDK Corporation; KEMET Corporation; Yageo Corporation; Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.; Samsung Electro-Mechanics; and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Its major competitors for certain electronic interconnect products include Tyco Electronics; Amphenol Corporation; Molex Incorporated; FCI Electronics; and Erni Electronics. Environmental Matters The company has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, state governmental agencies or other private parties as a potentially responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act or equivalent state or local laws for clean-up and response costs associated with certain sites at which remediation is required with respect to prior contamination. History AVX Corporation was founded in 1972.
avx corp (AX6:Berlin Stock Exchange)
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Fountain Inn, SC 29644
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